The Nerf Rival blasters are a set of powerful and accurate Nerf guns. Each of them (The Apollo XV-700 and the Zeus MXV-1200) come in red and blue, use mechanisms for powerful shooting, and shoot ammunition at up to 100 feet per second. At the same time, each blaster comes with its own unique features that distinguish if from the other. The result is a set of two blasters that can drastically improve your dominance and performance on the Nerf battlefield.
No Nerf Rival review would be complete without a comparison of the two products. Each blaster shares features with the other, while having its own unique features. The Apollo XV-700 is a more basic version of the blaster for tight budgets. The Zeus MXV-1200 comes with additional features that make it a smart choice for anyone wanting maximum dominance during a Nerf war.
Following is a list of the features that you can expect to find in each blaster, regardless of which one you choose:
- Red or blue body
- Round ammunition
- Clear cylinder chamber
- Rounds travel up to 100 feet per second
- Unusual accuracy
- Trigger lock
- Suitable for ages 14 and up
Following is a list of the features that are different between each of the Nerf Rival blasters.
- Cost (Apollo costs less than does Zeus)
- Number of tactical rails (Apollo has 1; Zeus has 3)
- Spring loaded (Apollo) vs. Motorized (Zeus)
- Number of rounds (7 for Apollo; 12 for Zeus)
- Jam clearing door (Zeus)
- Ambidextrous magazine (Zeus)
- Flip up sights (Zeus)
Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700
The Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 is the more basic of the two Nerf Rival guns. However, this does not mean that the XV-700 lacks power. Instead, this Nerf blaster is designed to shoot far, to shoot accurately, and to shoot powerfully. The XV-700 uses seven round balls instead of the more traditional Nerf darts. The rounds are loaded into and discharged from a single, clear cylinder chamber. In order to give the gun more power, the chamber is spring-loaded, and the rounds are designed to be high-impact. The result is a Nerf gun that gives you intimidating power on the battlefield.
In addition to its power, the XV-700 boasts distance and accuracy. Nerf claims that the blaster can shoot up to 100 feet per second, and this claim is backed up the experiences of customers. In addition, it is designed to shoot accurately, allowing you to hit distant targets more often than is possible with other types of Nerf guns. Because of its power and intense performance, it is recommended for ages 14 and up.
Finally, the Apollo XV-700 has features that make it easier to use. For instance, it comes with a trigger lock, and a tactical rail. It also gives a ready signal when it is prepared to shoot. The cylinder chamber is easy to load, and the see-through plastic of the chamber allows you to immediately see how many rounds you have available. In addition, the gun comes in both red and blue so you can easily play for your team of choice in your next Nerf war.
The Nerf Rival Apollo XV-700 receives high praise from reviewers. In particular, they enjoy its accuracy and power. They also often note that it outperforms many of their other Nerf products. While some reviewers find that the balls occasionally jam, most reviewers also find that the gun is one of the most enjoyable Nerf guns on the market today. The result is a truly outstanding, fun, and powerful way to engage in your next Nerf war.
Nerf Rival Zeus MXV-1200 Blaster
The Nerf Rival Zeus MXV-1200 blaster is an upgraded version of the Apollo XV-700. This gun comes with many of the same features as the Apollo XV-700 but also boasts additional features that make it even more powerful and fun to use. Included with this blaster is the clear cylinder chamber that can quickly be loaded with all 12 rounds at once. In addition, the blaster also comes in red and blue to help you play on whatever team you prefer.
In addition, the Zeus MXV-1200 brings automatic and overwhelming power to the battlefield. For instance, it allows you to hold down the trigger to shoot all 12 rounds in rapid succession. In addition, motorized shooting allows for faster emptying of your magazine.
The Zeus MXV-1200 is hard to beat when it comes to accuracy. The blaster is designed to help you hit your targets, every time, and reviewers find that the blaster is unusually accurate. For players wanting convenience and faster loading times, the cylinder can be removed and reloaded with either hand. In addition, tactical rails allow you to attach accessories, while flip sights and a trigger lock add to its appeal. A jam clearing door also helps to cut down on jammed rounds that can slow down your play time.
While the MXV-1200’s features are impressive, Nerf Rival reviews back up its claims. Reviewers find the blaster to be more accurate, more powerful, and more fun to use than many of their other Nerf guns. As a speed of 100 feet per second, the rounds are difficult for opponents to avoid. Even adult players find that the gun is one of their favorites. As a result, the Nerf Rival Zeus MXV-1200 stands out as one of the best Nerf guns on the market today.
Nerf Rival 12-Round Magazine
Regardless of whether you have the Zeus or the Apollo model of the Nerf Rival blaster, you will need extra ammunition. As a result, the 12-round magazine that fits either Nerf Rival model allows you to come armed to fight longer and more effectively on the Nerf battlefield.
The magazine comes with a single, 12-round chamber, and 18 extra rounds. The chamber fits easily into either the Zeus or the Apollo blasters. In addition, its thin size makes it easy to carry strapped to your belt, or carried around in your pocket. The two included clips allow it to mount anywhere you need it to go, making it a powerful addition to your Nerf artillery.
Reviewers praise this product for the convenience and power it gives them during Nerf wars. They find that the magazine attaches easily to the tactical rails of the Zeus, but does not fit very well on the tactical rail of the Apollo, because it gets in the way of the priming mechanism. However, because it can easily be stored elsewhere, they find that the magazine makes for a smart addition to either Nerf Rival blaster.
Nerf Rival 25-Round Refill Pack
The Nerf Rival 25-round refill pack is ideal for anyone who owns either the Zeus MXV-1200 blaster or the Apollo XV-700. These are the same type of balls that come with the blaster, so you enjoy the same kind of performance from them. In addition, they offer 25 extra rounds to help you stay dominating on the Nerf battlefield. Reviewers find that they work admirably and offer an effective way to keep stocked up on ammunition during a Nerf war.
Nerf Rival Face Mask
Getting hit in the face by Nerf darts or balls is no fun. That is why a face mask can make you more confident and successful, and make your time on the Nerf battlefield more enjoyable. The Nerf Rival face mask is designed to deflect the rounds from either of the Nerf Rival blasters (the Apollo XV-700 and the Zeus MXV-1200 blaster).
The Nerf Rival face mask is designed with quality in mind. It covers all of the face, including your eyes. Perhaps best of all, you can purchase the mask in either red or blue to more easily declare which team you are on during a Nerf war. The mask is designed to be breathable and adjusts easily with the use of an elastic strap.
Reviewers praise this mask in particular for its quality construction. They also find that the mask fits them comfortably. Even reviewers who have glasses find that the mask fits easily over their glasses. The result is that they praise the mask for exceeding their expectations and offering them comfortable protection when they are enjoying their Nerf Rival blasters. The result is a comfortable and sturdy way to protect your face and declare your team allegiance during your next Nerf war.